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Houston Independent School District

May 19, 2011 -- Hartman Middle School in Houston Independent School District and NASA will dedicate a memorial to the Columbia astronauts in a ceremony on Friday at the school campus. More
May 19, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today approved a draft redistricting plan for the school board's representative districts. More
May 18, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District has scheduled job fairs on Thursday and Saturday to fill more than 200 vacancies within the district. More
May 16, 2011 -- Whidby Elementary School in Houston will open its new Health and Science Museum on Wednesday. More
May 13, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted 6-2-1, with Juliet Stipeche and Carol Mims Galloway opposed and Manuel Rodriguez, Jr. away when the vote was taken, to consolidate three of the district's elementary schools and adjust the attendance boundaries of a fourth. More
May 12, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education has approved a revamped teacher appraisal and development system. More
May 12, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education today will consider giving final approval to a teacher development and evaluation system. More
May 12, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier today named Dr. Alicia Hill Thomas as Deputy Chief Academic Officer. More
May 11, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that Furr High School has received the 2011 College Board Inspiration Award and a $25,000 check for helping underserved students "achieve equitable access to higher education". More
May 05, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, during a workshop held today, heard a presentation on plans to overhaul the district's Information Technology Department. More
May 04, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier today joined the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center in unveiling a new college awareness campaign, which includes the first advertisements to be placed on 50 of the district's school buses. More
May 03, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District on Monday announced that the Texas State Senate has approved legislation to allow Houston ISD schools that are undergoing a "comprehensive turnaround", such as the Apollo 20 program, to begin the school year early. More
April 29, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday approved a four-day week for the summer school session, a move expected to reduce costs for the district by $1 million. More
April 28, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that fifth and eighth grade students have shown improvement this year in TAKS test results, with more students at both grade levels achieving "commended" levels. More
April 27, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host its first School Choice Fair on Saturday. More
April 26, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Office of Special Education will host a meeting with parents of special education students on May 5. More
April 25, 2011 -- Chase Bank today announced that it has provided a $2.5 million donation to the Houston Independent School District Foundation in support of the Apollo 20 program. More
April 21, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education, in a workshop meeting held today, has proposed a plan to close McDade, Rhoads, Grimes and Stevenson elementary schools in an effort to reduce expenses. More
April 20, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that three students have been named as National Merit Scholarship recipients. More
April 19, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District reports that Burrus, N.Q. Henderson, and Port Houston elementary schools are no longer being considered for closure for the 2011-2012 school year. More
April 19, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District today reported that three kindergarten students at Ross Elementary were injured when a loaded handgun brought by one of the students fell to the ground and discharged. More
April 19, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District is dismissing school early for MC Williams Middle School due to a power outage at the campus. More
April 18, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District has scheduled additional meetings on Wednesday to discuss small schools under consideration for closure due to budget issues. More
April 16, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District is currently accepting applications to its new DeVry Advantage Academy at HP Carter. More
April 15, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a proposal to buy-out continuing contracts of staff members whose position or program has been closed due to reduced funding. More
April 14, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Educations voted 7-2, with Carol Galloway and Juliet Stipeche opposed, to approve a new appraisal and development system for teachers. More
April 14, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District will host "Project 180", a volunteer effort by Grace Presbyterian Church, on Saturday at Paul Revere Middle School. More
April 13, 2011 -- The Houston Independent School District Board of Education is scheduled to vote Thursday on a "more fair and meaningful appraisal and development system" for teachers. More
April 13, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District's Government Relations Department will host a brown bag luncheon on Friday to discuss school finance proposals being considered in the Texas Legislature. More
April 11, 2011 -- Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier told Board of Education trustees on Monday that he is exploring whether to consider closing or consolidating smaller elementary and middle schools in the coming weeks. More
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